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Electromechanical Cylinders from Rexroth support the factory-wide conversion to NSF H1 grease

Electromechanical Cylinders from Rexroth: NSF H1 grease, hygienic design and resistant to cleaning agents.

More and more food and beverage manufacturers are completely converting plants

Rexroth delivers the EMC Electromechanical Cylinders in standard configuration with NSF H1 category grease especially for applications in the food and packaging industries. The lubricant is approved by the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for incidental food contact. Therefore, the Linear Motion Technology specialist supports the trend among food manufacturers to switch to category H1 grease lubricants factory-wide. The EMC also increases the flexibility for frequent format changes via infinitely adjustable strokes and variable travel profiles.

More and more companies in the food and beverage industry are currently switching to use H1 grease in their entire factory. This also applies to Linear Motion Systems which are not in direct food contact. By standardizing lubricants, the food manufacturer simplifies their maintenance processes and therefore can avoid unintentional contamination caused by using a wrong lubricant type. Rexroth addresses this trend with their Electromechanical Cylinders. EMCs are built in accordance with the principles of hygienic design and have smooth surfaces without any dead spaces for quick and effective cleaning. In the IP65+R variant, only corrosion-resistant materials with high resistance to chemicals and cleaning agents are used. Special seals prevent substances from entering or leaving the actuator. Users can also supply clean air through the pressure-compensation hole in the cylinder's aluminum frame or prevent media from entering the cylinder by using sealing air.

EMCs dose beverages and liquids to an accuracy of a few milliliters, portion foodstuffs or form and seal bags and other packages. The stroke of the ready-to-install EMC can be freely programmed and thus increases the flexibility for smaller batches and frequent format changes, which are becoming increasingly common in promotional packaging and seasonal goods.

Rexroth offers EMCs as purely mechanical components and also as ready-to-install systems with their intelligent IndraDrive servo drives. The system fits seamlessly into a wide range of automation architectures thanks to open interfaces to all common Ethernet-based protocols. Machine manufacturers often use the EMC in combination with the Rexroth IndraDrive Mi cabinet-free drive technology for packaging applications. Thus they improve the modularization of their machine concept and reduce the cabling effort by up to 90%.

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Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 29,500 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5 billion euros in 2016.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 450 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.

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